Septuagesima – 02/17/2019

Collect of the Day
Almighty God, look mercifully upon your people, that by your great
goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.
Old Testament Reading
Jeremiah 17:5-10
Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and
makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD. 6
He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He
shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited
salt land.
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“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the
LORD. 8
He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by
the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain
green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease
to bear fruit.”
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The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can
understand it? 10 “I the LORD search the heart and test the mind,
to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his
deeds.”
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Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
Psalter Verses
(In said services, the psalm verses may be placed between the Epistle and
the Gospel, with the congregation standing in preparation for the Gospel.
At services where there is a hymn or canticle before the Gospel, the psalm
might be said between the Old Testament and Epistle, the people seated.)
Psalm 1
1 Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, *
nor stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of the
scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, *
and on his law will he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the waterside, *
that will bring forth his fruit in due season.
4 His leaf also shall not wither; *
and look, whatever he does, it shall prosper.
5 As for the ungodly, it is not so with them; *
but they are like the chaff, which the wind scatters away from the
face of the earth.
6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgment, *
neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
7 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, *
but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Epistle Reading
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some
of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is
no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14
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And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and
your faith is in vain. 15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God,
because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not
raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not
raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been
raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those
also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in Christ we
have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.
20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of
those who have fallen asleep.
Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
The Holy Gospel
Deacon: The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, according to St.
Luke
People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.
Luke 6:17-26
And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great
crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea
and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, 18 who came to hear
him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled
with unclean spirits were cured. 19 And all the crowd sought to touch
him, for power came out from him and healed them all.
20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said:
“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you
and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of
Man! 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is
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Sources: The Collect of the Day is taken from the Book of Common Prayer 2019. The Psalm verses
are taken from the New Coverdale Psalter of the BCP 2019. Scripture quotations are taken from
The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a
publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.
24 “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
25 “Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry.
“Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
26 “Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers
did to the false prophets.
Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.

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